Fig. 4A: Osmosis: Sugar Solution

When a solute such as sugar dissolves in water, it forms weak hydrogen bonds with water molecules. While free, unbound water molecules are small enough to pass through the membrane and through membrane pores, water molecules bound to solute are not.

Illustration of Free Water and Water Bound to Sugar in a Solution.jpg by Gary E. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Microbiology, The Community College of Baltimore County, Catonsville Campus
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